Mr. Coleman Nickum graduated from Baylor University in 2021 with his B.S. in Environmental Science. While at Baylor, he carried out research on the local effects of seasonality and its influence on artificial wetlands located at the Waco Wetlands Complex. His capstone study was conducted by calculating the wetlands’ nutrient removal efficiencies over a two-year monitoring period to determine a correlation between nutrient uptake and seasonal variables of water temperature and precipitation patterns. Coleman served as a Mickey Leland intern for the Water Division of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) where he performed compliance audits for Texas public water systems. After his internship, he worked as TCEQ’s lead coordinator for the NEPA and RENEW Recycling Programs where he engaged with stakeholders from various industrial sectors by presenting at public conferences, hosting trainings for waste management workshops, and marketing innovative solutions centered on pollution prevention. Resulting from his accumulated experience with the state agency and passion to improve the relationship between businesses and the environment, Coleman is currently enrolled in Rice University’s Professional Master’s of Science Program in Environmental Analysis. With his focus area being Environmental Sustainability, he plans to build upon his understanding in project management, data analytics, and sustainable development to apply a diverse skillset toward a career in climate change and sustainability consulting.